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Wingspan Optics Explorer – Review

Last Updated: 09.12.21

Main technical features


The Wingspan Optics Explorer is designed primarily for power, distance, and clarity during the day, aspects that make it ideal for bird watching or any other outdoor activity that requires a powerful and compact monocular.

The 12x magnification and the 50mm lens will allow you to get close and personal without sacrificing clarity even in the most extreme conditions.

The unit features a durable external armor that will provide a secure and non-slip grip and long-lasting external protection. The interior of the unit will also be protected since this monocular is waterproof and fog proof which means that dust, moisture, and other debris won’t have a chance to get inside the monocular and harm the sensitive optics.

This unit is also incredibly compact, and it has an ergonomic design that will help you focus on your target more accurate and quicker with the use of just one hand. The Optics Explorer can provide a bright and precise range of view of up to 1000 yards away.


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In-depth information


As far as the optics go, this unit boasts a 12x magnification combined with an objective lens diameter of 50mm. The optics are multi-coated which means that they have anti-reflective coatings on all air to glass surfaces, and the powerful magnification will allow you to get a clear view of distant objects of up to 1000 yards with little loss of image quality.

The eyecup of this unit is also adjustable so that you can use it with or without glasses. The knob of the focus system is situated in the center of the monocular, which means that you can use the device with just one hand. Indeed, the one-hand use is further improved by the ergonomic and compact design of the unit.

The quality optics of this option out-perform most other models in this price range, and you will get an image that is clearer during dusk hours than with the naked eye. You can also use it at night to see the details of the moon and stars. Thus, no matter the lighting condition, you will have no problem using this nifty choice.

The entire barrel of this model is covered with a rubber that gives a non-slip grip so that you can hold the unit for as long as you wish without having cramps or discomfort in your hand. This means that there are low chances of dropping this monocular.

Even so, both the lens and the body of this unit are well protected. The frame features a durable external armor which offers protection against shocks and impacts. The optics are protected from damage by the waterproof and fog proof layers that will prevent dust, moisture, and other debris from getting inside the monocular.

Known issues


While the unit boasts overwhelmingly positive reviews, few products are flawless, and we did manage to find one major problem with this unit. Some users have remarked that the waterproof and fog proof features of this unit don’t always work. It is unsure whether their products were faulty or if there’s a limit to how you can use the unit in humid conditions.


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Ioana Moldovan

Ioana’s professional experience in the optics field has helped her understand the value of passing her knowledge forward. Her curious personality helps her gather useful information for her readers and her goal is to make technical information fun and accessible to everyone.

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